in addition, if there -- when we get the public comment, if there is anyone who, because of -- they're senior, or disabled or have children, where it would be a hardship to wait for public comment, we're happy to accommodate you, to have you go early, in public comment. i also want to note that we do have a board rule against audible expressions of approval or disapproval, such as cheering, booing, hissing, et cetera, because it disrupts the flow of the board meeting, and it also prevents members of the public, who are speaking, from having their full opportunity to give public comment. i would encourage people, if they want to express approval or disapproval to do so in a silent way, using your hands. we see that a lot in it the board chambers. with that, item no. 1 is before us. supervisor farrell is the lead author of the legislation. would you like to make any opening comments?